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Comment Re:Desktop Linux (Score 1) 249

If you're a developer then what's your problem with compiling from source? In what OS are you free from having to deal with library conflicts?

You've lost any sympathy from my perspective here. If you can't figure out how the system works, use something else. This is not the horrible bug-ridden mess you're making it out to be.

Comment Desktop Linux (Score 1) 249

In a nutshell, your problems with the Linux desktop are that you're not a programmer. We do apologize for the second-class end-user experience. I promise that it all makes more sense if you use it daily for at least ten years, on all your systems, including a small fleet of headless servers, and learn at least three programming languages (plus Bash). I mean, not that I can really wholeheartedly recommend such things, but there is a perspective from which Linux is the easiest OS to use. Or perhaps we mean that Linux is the easiest "build-an-OS kit" to use (batteries included, some assembly required). It is certainly not for everyone, and it may not be for you. Sorry about the bad experiences.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 1175

Network neutrality is not a free speech issue. It's a matter of monopoly abuse. I would say that I don't know why you would conflate these issues, but it's actually pretty transparent.

As far as I can tell, social networks do treat conservative and liberal voices equally, there just seems to be a bit of an issue with bigoted stupid moral abscesses masquerading as conservatives.

Just in case you were unaware, it's easier to host a website than build a global telecommunications network. Which is why we get governments involved in doing the latter. What have you tried other than demanding government involvement in your problems?

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 1175

I'm not sure how you're confusing the actions of Google and Facebook with the actions of Congress. The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech." Neither of us is owed a platform. Setting up a printing press is more of a pain than setting up WordPress; if the Founders were okay with the onus of the former then I don't see what grounds we have to complain about the latter.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 4, Informative) 1175

Net neutrality doesn't have squat to do with content policing. It's also allowed to shape traffic based on congestion, and also to prioritize different protocols (e.g. VOIP over HTTP). The only thing forbidden is to prioritize traffic based on endpoint. Nice try with the victim card though.

Comment Re:Chromebook's self-destruct button (Score 1) 232

Void the warranty according to a court of law, or according to the manufacturer? Why would flashing a stock bootloader be any different than flashing any other? Why is the firmware relevant to getting the hardware repaired?

The Chromebook I'm typing on cost $115. As far as I'm concerned it's disposable.

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